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Old 02-15-2021, 08:11 AM
 
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Remember many great Colorado Sun Day concerts from the 70's- most had 6 or so bands (not todays one-hit wonders either) and tickets were maybe $10 or so.

Most were at Folsom or Mile High.
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:26 AM
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Would you be willing to share any memories of these shows? I'd be particularly interested in hearing your Led Zeppelin memories!
I can. Santana's first concert in Denver was at the Denver Coliseum, just a couple days after Thanksgiving 1969 IIRC. Crosby, Stills and Nash was the main act. Tickets back then were in the three to five dollar range. Then in 1975 I saw them again at the Coliseum, Eric Clapton was the main act-date was second week of August 1975. Both shows were great, especially the second one.

By 1972 Santana was releasing one great album after another, that 1975 appearance was called the Borboletta tour. My favorite Santana lp's were Caravanserai, Welcome, Borboletta, his lp with John McLaughlin. I listen to those lp's to this day, they are great, great recordings. Hell, I listen to everything they have released for that matter!

In fact, I recommend you pick up their live recording "Lotus". I picked that lp up on special order through one of the Budget Tapes and Records stores in the summer of 1974. I remember paying $12.99 plus tax for it, a high price for a new release. It was also well worth it! It was 3 lp's, had a poster, a cool Japanese pressing. You can pick up that cd on amazon or E-bay, I'm sure.

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Old 02-15-2021, 10:49 AM
 
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"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DOUBLE H again."

Amazing stuff. You remind me of a guy we had back in Baltimore in the 1960s, which was long long ago and very far away.

His name was Harley Brinsfield and he was a genius at making great sandwiches, had his own small chain of Harley Sandwich Shops, but was notable for his legendary jazz show on local radio. The guy knew everything, or seemed to.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:57 AM
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"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to DOUBLE H again."

Amazing stuff. You remind me of a guy we had back in Baltimore in the 1960s, which was long long ago and very far away.

His name was Harley Brinsfield and he was a genius at making great sandwiches, had his own small chain of Harley Sandwich Shops, but was notable for his legendary jazz show on local radio. The guy knew everything, or seemed to.
I appreciate the kind words! Cool story on Harley Brimsfield. A few notes on Zeppelin for the above poster June72.

The first concert that they ever played in the States was in Denver, believe it or not. Day after Christmas 1968, they were added on the bill with Spirit and the Vanilla Fudge. Spirit's song "I Got A Line On You" had just hit the charts, earlier in 1968 they had their first release, simply called "Spirit." the Vanilla Fudge actually peaked after their Denver appearance, by 1970 they were breaking up.

The concert was at the old Coliseum, which had all the acoustics of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. But us music fans all agreed to this basic observation--"The place is a dump, but it's our dump."

Anyway, they also came to Denver in 1970, 1972, and 1973. I didn't go to the 1970 show (just had knee surgery), went to the others. They were just high energy and a half, these three shows were absolute sellouts. They were just amazing shows!
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Old 03-01-2021, 10:37 AM
 
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I appreciate the kind words! Cool story on Harley Brimsfield. A few notes on Zeppelin for the above poster June72.

The first concert that they ever played in the States was in Denver, believe it or not. Day after Christmas 1968, they were added on the bill with Spirit and the Vanilla Fudge. Spirit's song "I Got A Line On You" had just hit the charts, earlier in 1968 they had their first release, simply called "Spirit." the Vanilla Fudge actually peaked after their Denver appearance, by 1970 they were breaking up.

The concert was at the old Coliseum, which had all the acoustics of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. But us music fans all agreed to this basic observation--"The place is a dump, but it's our dump."

Anyway, they also came to Denver in 1970, 1972, and 1973. I didn't go to the 1970 show (just had knee surgery), went to the others. They were just high energy and a half, these three shows were absolute sellouts. They were just amazing shows!
Thanks for sharing! Did you happen to keep any memorabilia of any of these shows?
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Old 03-10-2021, 07:36 PM
 
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The Scotchman was always on the agenda during the weekends after the races were done at Englewood on Saturday nights and Lakeside on Sunday nights. Also... How many folks out there went to Malibu Grand Prix and took a few laps and played some of the video games??? I spent the better part of week nights getting my speed fix to the tune of over 6000 laps during the time the place existed. Any other race fans out there with some great memories??

My dad used to take my brother and me to Englewood. We used to like the figure 8 races, which seem like an insane thing by today's standards, collisions guaranteed. I remember they also did demolition derbies as well as regular oval track races. All of the cars were stock, just modifed for more power. And it was loud, we lived about four miles away from the track and we could hear it from our house.
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:04 AM
 
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Not sure you are aware but Colorado National Speedway near Dscono is a paved track with F-8 racing. Saturday nights during the race season at Englewood was the place to be. Great racing, large fields of cars in all divisions. The "wildest show on wheels was the tracks motto, and it lived up to it. Thanks for the reply!!!
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:11 PM
 
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Not sure you are aware but Colorado National Speedway near Dscono is a paved track with F-8 racing.

If I remember it right, that used to be a dirt track that had sprint car races, back in the '80s. I used to go to sprint car races there with my brother.
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Old 03-23-2021, 07:55 PM
 
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Smile Lowry AFB, Aurora, Frontier Airlines

I lived in Aurora for a few years in the early 60s. Was in the AF at Lowry and then worked for Frontier Airlines. Trying to remember the name of the country and western nightclub on far East Colfax at that time.
I remember the Blue Onion, The Flair, City Park, the Intimate Lounge. And even Sid Kings. Lots of good times.
I visited Denver about 5 years ago. Changes were unbelievable. I recognized the McDonalds where I had my first burger and fries. When I was there, Fitzsimmons was about the only large building out on East Colfax. Now completely surrounded by a huge medical complex. I worked at the Frontier Hangar at Stapleton. Now gone.

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Old 03-23-2021, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Lowry's a suburban housing development these days, and Buckley is now the AFB (used to be Colorado ANG). We don't have a lot of super old-time posters on here. DOUBLE H might remember some of the places. Ironically I just saw a paperback about the early history of Aurora at Walgreen's today while I was waiting to get my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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